Exhibit: Down Came the Rain
Exhibit by Gabrielle Strong entitled DOWN CAME THE RAIN will be on display for the month of June at Gallery Vertigo.
Down Came the Rain’ by Gabrielle Strong, a solo exhibit at Gallery Vertigo. ‘Down Came the Rain’ is Gabrielle’s newest collection of work created this past winter, highlighting many new paintings and a limited collection of her ceramic works.
Prior to attending Emily Carr University, Gabrielle spent five exciting years travelling by sea to over 70 countries on all seven continents, leaving her with a deep connection to the ocean. Those years at sea left their mark and coupled with 20 years living on the Pacific West Coast, she is forever drawn to themes of water and reflection, which reoccur throughout her art practice.
In describing her work, Gabrielle states, “I have found that my seascapes have taken on a more dream-like quality as they are products of my memories, rather than my current view. Where many find the coastal rains dreary and depressing, I find beauty in big monochromatic skies and have always sought solace in the quietude. Missing those moments, these painting are my way back into a world I cherished. Always searching for the moment the veil is lifted, I strive to capture the tranquility those overcast days inspire.”